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THE M'COOK TEIBUNE.
F. ] tt. KIKEBUBLLt Publisher.
McCOOK , NEB.
NEBRASKA MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS.
The no-license ticket was success
ful in Juniata.
No-license carried by a majority
of 13 in Uficeola.
Work has commenced on Cass
co'unty's new court house.
Diphtheria is prevailing to an
alarming extent in Beatrice ,
President Harrison will be in
Omaha May 13th , remaining several
Hon. Perry Walker of' Odell , was
stricken with palsy last week , and is
not expected to recover.
R. T. Martin of Rising City has
three broken ribs , which came from
owning a vicious horse.
The residence of R. C. . London at
TJJysses was destroyed by tire as the
result of a defective Hue.
Oliver Goodroe of Unadilla has
been sent to the reform school on the
grounds of incorrigibility.
The Polk county alliance passed
resolutions condemning Gov. Boyd for
vetoing the Newberry bill.
A large number of people are at
work in the state house preparing ihe
session laws for the printer.
' On a recent Sunday 56 persons
were received into membership in the
Congregational church at Crete.
Fulton Cramer of Nickerson is
under arrest charged with committing
a rape upon Mrs. Sarah Spangler.
One hundred civil and eight crim
inal cases were disposed of at the last
term of the district court of Cherry
Rev. George Will Jams has resigned
the pastorate of the Presbyterian
church at Niobrara and removed to
Mitchell , S. D.
George D. Wallace , a prominent
farmer near Rising City , has become
violently insane as a result of an at
tack of la grippe.
John Flaherty , of Plattsmouth ,
17 years old , was drowned while at
tempting to cross the Missouri river
in a skiff near that city.
Omaha will have one or more of
the meat inspectors to be appointed by
the secretary of agriculture under the
national meat inspection act.
Dut Lane , who drives the stage
between Homer and Winnebago , has
been arrested on the charge of robbing
an intoxicated stranger of $50. .
The Dunn corn harvester and
husker manufacturing company of
Beatrice has filed articles of incorpor
ation with a capital stock of $50,000.
John Stawal has sued the Cudahy
packing company at South Omaha
for $5,000 for the loss of two fingers
while operating machinery owned by
T The contract has been closed for
the building of a normal university at
Superior. The school is to be nonsectarian -
sectarian and the main building will
Caleb Spencer , probably the oldest
man in Clay county , died at Fairfield ,
April 6 , aged 95 years. Owen Sween
ey , also a resident of Fairfield , died
the same day , aged 74.
The farm residence of J" . W. Gra
ham , four miles south of Beatrice , was
destroyed by fire last week with most
of the contents. The loss will reach
$2,000 ; insured for $700.
John Bateman of Tamora has
fitted up his sorghum mill with im
proved machinery and will be pre
pared to manufacture the product of
from fifty to 100 acres.
Verdigre gives promise of consid
erable building the coming summer.
Among the substantial improvements
is a fine large hotel , which will be
commenced in a few days.
- The mystery surrounding the find
ing of a portion of a human leg in a
Lincoln vault has been solved. It was
the result of a surgical operation , anc
its owner , a boy , still lives.
The teachers of Cedar county will
hold a summer normal school at Col
eridge during the months of July and
August. The school will be conducted
on the regular normal plan.
A car-load of barley from the
state relief committee was on the trade
at Burwell last week , held by the rail
road company in consequence of some
back charges to be adjusted.
John Robeitson , aged 68 years
and one of the leading citizens and old
residents of Beatrice died last week of
la grippe. The deceased was widely
known and esteemed throughout thai
Mrs. G. A. Salman , wife of G. A.
Salmon of the firm of Salmon & Rainey ,
Beatrice , died suddenly the other day
of heart disease. The deceased was
widely known and highly esteemed in
Rev. Levicks and McDonald , the
evangelists , are holding meetings-
the Baptist church at York. The
house is crowded and great interest is
being taken by the Christian people oi
Governor Boyd has appointed and
commissioned Louis Heimrod of Omaha
to succeed Smith Caldwell as state inspector
specter of oils. Mr. Heimrod is a
well known Omaha grocer and a man
of considerable means.
A five-year-old daughter of J. W.
Bassett , living near Unadilla , met
with a fatal accident She was play
ing in a barn " with a companion and
jumped from the manger to the floor.
Her neck was broken in the fall.
-A large frame barn owned by
Claudius Jones of Seward on his farm
northwest of Brainard , burned. The
fire started from sparks from a chim.
ney in the house of his renter , Fred
Taper. There , . . . was . . . a . small . insurance.
* * * O _ _ _ J- . . . t . . . . , -
The depot restaurant , owned and
operated by P. W. Owens at Beatrice ,
was destroyed by fire. The building
and contents were completely ruined
by the flames. The restaurant had
not been running for a few days , which
gives color to the theory that the fire
was of incendiary origin.
llawlins post No. 35 , Grand Army
of the Republic , of Beatrice , held a
very interesting and largely attended
meeting , commemorative of the twen
ty-fifth , aniversary of the foundation
of the order. Speeches and addresses
appropriate to the occasion were de
livered by local talent and the affair
was an enjoyable success throughout.
Train 68 from St. Paul collided
with train 55 leaving for Greely. En
gine 125 and four freight cars were
badly damaged. The caboose , con
taining several persons , was thrown
partially on one side and H. C. Wolf ,
representing W. H. Bliss , was pain
fully injured , and others received
When the janitor started to lower
the chandelier in the Congregational
church at York the night , the fasten ,
ings gave way. and the chandelier fell
to the floor striking the janitor on the
head as it fell. Every lamp was ex
tinguished during the descent or there
might have been a codflagration. The
fine chandelier is a total wreck.
Frank Sharp , about 15 years old ,
of Logan county , while out hunting ,
accidentally shot himself. Some shot
entered his left breast ; about a half a
dozen shot struck him in the face ; one
shot struck each ear , and the thumb
and first three fingers of the left hand
were torn olT. His hand had to bo
amputated and at last accounts he was
in a critical condition.
Health Officer Bartram , of Lin
coln , is authority for the statement
that there is an epidemic raging in
that city known as "pink eye. " He
says there are probably 1.500 cases of
the disease among both children and
adults. The symptoms are inflama-
ti5n and swelling of the eye lids and
the whites of the eye balls turn a-pink-
At Fremont Peter Beck , charged
with burglarizing.cars on the Fremont ,
Elkhorn & Missouri Valley road , was
found guilty and sentenced to three
years in the penitentiary. H. S. Grin-
si itt , charged with the same offense ,
pleaded guilty and received the same
sentence. Brome , charged with grand
larceny , pleaded guilty and received
one year in the penitentiary.
H. S. Potter and wife , two of the
oldest and most beloved citizens of
Ainsworth , died last week of pneu
monia , superinduced by la grippe.
They were eighty-six years old , were
married in 1841. They never had any
children and five days before their
death took their bed together , when
they died within about three hours of
each other. They were buried to
Officer Jesse Newman ( colored )
proposes to have satisfaction out of
Jack Hopewell , the proprietor of the
Keystone chop house in Omaha , where
the riot took place. He has brought
suit in which he asks that he be
awarded $2,000 damages , charging
that owing to his color he has been
denied certain rights and privileges
accorded other American citizens , such
as sitting upon a high stool and eating
a , 15-cent meal.
Under the school law enacted by
the legislature it is provided that the
election of members of the board of
education shall be held on the Tuesday
after the first Monday in November in
each year , at which time there shall
be elected five members at large to
serve for the term of three years from
and including the first Monday of Jan
uary following their election , or until
their successors are elected and quali
' The date of Adams county's expo
sition , races and fair has been changed
to September 29 and 30 and October 1
and 2 . The date was changed to get
more of the fast trotters. Colonel W.
P. McCreary , owner of George Mon
day , is making a special effort to make
the fall races in Hastings the event in
racing circles of central and western
Nebraska. Over $4,000 in purses for
the two days' racing promises to draw
some star horses.
The fifth annual session of the
Long Pine Chautauqua will be held
August 1 to 16. The grounds are the
most beautiful in the state. The man
agement will do all they can to adapt
these natural advantages to the con
venience and comfort of the multitudes
who attend the Chautauqua. The
programme this season will be fully
up to the standard of excellence of
previous years. The best talent of
this and other states will be employed ,
including several teachers and lectur
ers of national reputation.
Harry Plunkett , an insane man ,
escaped from the county farm in Otoe
county last week. Plunkett killed a
man named McNamara in Nebraska
City twenty-eight years ago and was
sent to the asylum at Mount Pleasant ;
la. , the then territory of Nebraska
having no asylum. He was afterward
transferred to Lincoln asylum and a
short time ago was sent to the Otoe
county poor farm as incurable but
harmless. It is said he also killed a
man at Mount Pleasant , and Nebraska
City citizens will rest easier when he
is recaptured and returned to the Lin
Will the governor call an extra
session of the legislature ? is the ques
tion of the hour. The governor has
intimated that he will call an extra
session if he finds that the people de
mand it. In case it is called the
things that will be considered are rail
road legislation , the matter of electingi
presidential electors by congressional
districts and the apportionment 'for
legislative purposes. Leading poli
ticians are of the opinion that an ex
tra session will be. called but not un
til harvest is passed , thus allowing
farmer members to attend without neg
lecting their crops. ,
ELAINE HEARD MOM.
JIE PltrPAllES AX AXBWER TO THE
The Secretary' * Letter Submitted to
the Cabinet and Pound to be be Sat
isfactory April Return * on Crops
The Season Generally Favorable
for Seeding Two Federal Appoint
ments from Nebraska The Burling
ton Determined Not to be Boycotted
by Eastern Railroads.
WASHINGTON. April 11. Itisknown
hero that Secretary Blaine has pre
pared an answer to the message of
Premier Kudini. The fact of the
preparation of Secretary Elaine's reply
is not only well understood , but it is
stated , moreover , that the secretary's
letter was submitted to the president
and cabinet and found to be satisfac
tory. In view of circumstances it is
asserted with considerable confidence
that the letter of Secretary Blaine
already has been sent to the Marquis
Rudini , though whether it was com
municated by mail or telegraph is not
known. If the former method were
adopted the Italian premier it is be
lieved , was apprised of the fact. It is
suggested also as very probable that
intimations have been conveyed of the
advisability of conducting the diplom
atic negotiations between the two
countries with less publicity. For
these reasons it is thought to be almost
impossible that today's rumors in Rome
can be correct. No information could
be secured in official circles here to
night relative to the report from.Rome
that Italy would close all direct diplo
matic intercourse with the United
States unless a reply was received to
the last message of Premier Rudini on
the New Orleans Italian incident. The
Rome dispatch was shown to both the
president and Secretary Blaine tonight
and each returned word that he had
nothing to say on the subject. There
was a general disposition to discredit
the report in unofficial circles.
April Returnci on Crops.
WASHINGTON , April 11. April re
turns to the department of agriculture
make the condition of winter wheat
96.9 and of rye 95.4. The season for
seeding was favorable over the whole
winter wheat area , the soil generally
easily worked , the seed bed prepared
with unusual care and sowing followed
by gentle rains sufficient to properly
pack the earth and insure prompt and
perfect germination. Suitable weather
and soil conditions enabled the farm
ers in the Ohio valley stales to put in
a full breadth under entirely favorable
circumstances and proper combina
tions of sunshine and moisture , whica
continued until coid weather sent the
plant into winter quarters with a sturdy
growth and good color. In portions
of Kansas and Nebraska the prolonged
drouth last summer extended into the
period of seeding , interfering some
what and rendering germination slow ,
but seasonable weather during the late
fail and early winter was sufficient to
offset the disadvantage of the iate
start. The entire season was favor
able in California , while in Oregon the
dry seed bed received moisture in time
to secure good though iate growth.
The weather was generally mild over
the whole area , and while the snow
fall was comparatively light , it
came when most needed. pro
tecting the plant during the cold
est weather. The Hessian fly ,
which was feared in December
in the central west , is yet in abeyance ,
but the presence of the pest is noted
in many localities and serious injury
may follow should the early season
prove favorable to its development.
Thetgeneral average for condition is
the 'highest reported for April since
1882 and individual state averages are
remarkable for their uniformity. It is
16 points higher than last year and 3
above the returns of 1869. The high
April condition docs not insure a large '
yield , but it indicates a strength and
vitality which would enable the plant
to withstand more than the ordinary
vicissitudes of the season. The aver
age of condition in the principal states
are : New York. 92 ; Pennsylvania , 97 ;
Tennessee , 98 ; Kentucky. 97 ; Ohio , 98 :
Michigan. 93 ; Indiana , 99 : Illinois , 97 ;
Missouri , 96 ; Kansas , 99 : California ,
99 , and Oregon , 97. Returns make
the percentages of losses among farm
animals during the past year of horses
1.7cattle , 3 : sheep , 4 : swine , 8.4. The
percentage of loss of "cattle is slightly
higher than reported in 1888 and 1889"
the scarcity of feed swelling the figures
in proportion in Kansas and Nebraska.
The losses of sheep are smaller than
usual on account of better care , while
less disease than usual is reported
among swine , though there is a heavy
loss in the region of last year's crop
Judge Cr outline Appointed.
WASHINGTON , April 11. The presi
dent has at last filled the vacancy in
the treasury caused by the resignation
of General Batchellor to accept the
mission to Portugal , and. as was excepted -
cepted , Judge Lorenzo Crounse of Ne
braska has received the appointment.
Judge Crounse's fitness and qualifica
tions for the position were first brought
to the attention of the president by the
senators some five or six weeks ago ,
and after he had made a careful inves
tigation into Judge Crounse's qualifica
tions the president decided to appoint
him and gave Senator Manderson a hint
of this character last week. It is ex-
pected'that Judge Crounse will take
the bath of office and enter upon his
new duties immediately.
Nebraska scored another point'yes-
terday when the president appointed
ex-Governor Robert W. Furnas to.be
commissioner-at-large to the world's
fair and Columbian exposition. Ex-
Governor Furnas was talked of for a
cabinet position and the geographical
question was the only thing that pre
vented his appointment at the time the
cabinet was formed. The appoint
ment of Governor Furnas to this place
is proof that the agricultural interests
of the west will be well looked after
in the exposition of 1893.
VT1I1 Not be Boycotted.
CHICAGO , April 11. General Pas
senger Agent Eustis said that the Bur
lington will not bo boycotted by east
"Our objections"he continued , "to
ceasing the payment of commissions
where we were requested to do so by
the board of rulings were based upon
sound business principles. The board
has answered them fully and freely with
such guarantees that we can no longer
wisely hold out , especially as a contin
uance of our present attitude , we are
definitely told by the roads in question ,
will bring upon us the combined oppo
sition of more than one hundred thou
sand miles of connecting lines , together
with the assistance of many thousand
miles more completing with us all
through the country where we run.
No government could maintain opposi
tion to any policy whatever against the
united attacks of enemies at home
three to one , and enemies abroad fif
teen to one. Conditioned therefore
upon the faithful performance of prom
ises received from them , we have to
day telegraphed the board of rulings
that we will no longer use our 7,000
miles of road to interfere with their
adoption of the policy which they have
inaugurated , and that we will pay no
commissions , in the prohibited terri
tory for business aftei" April 1. No ,
we are not committed to the advocacy
of any policy for or against commis
sions. We have not been asked , we
have simply agreed on certain condi
tions to remove ourselves from their
The Journal says : "What those con
ditions are could not , only in a general
sense , be learned. It is safe to predict ,
however , and that , too. without violat
ing any confidences , that they will not
bo carried out.
The Irlsli National League Paastes
Resolutions and Adjotirnn.
CINCINNATI , O. , April 13. The coun
cil of the Irish national league of
America completed its work and ad
journed subject to the call of the pres
ident. The following resolutions were
"Whereas , The executive commit
tee of the Irish national league of
America is without advices from the
Irish national ieague at Dublin , and a
question is presented requiring an in
terchange of views with Charles Stew
art Parnell , president , and Timothy
Harrington , secretary , of the last
named organization ; therefore , be it
llesolved , That the president and
secretary be instructed to correspond
with Messrs. Parnell and Harrington
in reference to the matter aforesaid ,
and especially the letter of John Dil
lon received by our president and laid
before this committee ; that the presi
dent be authorized to suggest the good
offices of this organization as arbitra
tor with a view to the restoration of
harmony and the reconcilement of all
differences in Ireland , and to this end
that the president at once put himself
in communication with the proper par
ties in Ireland ; that we recommend a
national convention in America , to be
held not later than September. 1891.
at Baltimore , and the president is
hereby instructed to request the pres
ence of Mr. Parnell , president of the
Irish national ieague , and of the Irish
members of parliament at such con
vention : that we learn with sincere re
gret of the illness of Hon. John F.
Armstrong in his native land , an hon
ored member of this body , and one of
the most faithful and d'evoted Irish
men in America , who gave unstintedly
of his time and money to the further
ance of true national principle ? . We
j miss his wise counsel and the manifestation -
! festation of his unbending and sterling
! j integrity , and trust in the providence
of God he may be speedily restored to
his family and friends and the service
of his country : that we do now adjourn ,
subject to the call of the president , in
order to further the work for which
\ve are convened , "
Signed by all the members.
WASHINGTON , April 13. The cen
tral committee of the pan-repubiican
congress paid a visit to the white
house , headed by Judge Arnaux , who
made a short address to the president ,
outlining the work accomplished and
contemplated by the committee. The
president made a brief response , ex
pressing his interest in the movement
and saying that while he could not
speak officially without the authority
of congress , his own feelings always
have been in sympathy with ail move
ments directed toward the enlargement
of human ri-rhts. Within the iastfew
years , he said , the nations of the earth
have been brought to understand each
other better , improved methods of
communication had brought them
closer together and had strengthened
the bond of friendship and sympathy.
The general committee of the pan-
republican congress to be held in 1893
held its second regular meeting today.
Champion S. Chase of Omaha pr3-
sented the report of the committee on
plan and scope and it was unanimously
adopted. The executive committee
reported a resolution providing that a
committee of 200 be incorporated as a
humane freedom league to continue as
long as there is work for such com
mittee to do. The purpose of this
league is to support , maintain and
bring about the proposed congress in
1893. It is empowered to establish
branches in each state to further the
Eugene Groom , a Des Moines , la. ,
student , blew out his brains because of
SLEW HER CHILDREN.
AWFUL DEJsn OF A XEBRASKA XV-
She Crashes the Heads of Her Two
Children TVlth an Axe and Then
K11U Herseir-Commendablc IVorK
in the Census Bureau at Washing
ton President Harrison's Western
Trip A Peculiar PenMlon Cane from
Kansas The Coming Wheat Crop lu
An Awful Tragedy In Nebraska.
HERMAN. Neb. , April 10. One of
the most sickening1 and horrible trag
edies that ever occurred was enacted
here yesterday morning , and is evi
dently the outcome of a long- cherished
plan wrought in the brain of a mother
as a result of sickness. Mr. Andrew
Doll and his family , consisting of a
wife aged 30 , a boy and a daughter
aged 7 , have resided here for a long1
time and are well respected. Some
years ago Mrs. Doll was taken ill and
has never since fully recovered. Her
disease developed into mania , during'
which she planned to murder her little
ones and make away with herself. At
the time her intentions were discov
ered. She was adjudged insane and
sent to the state asylum , where she
has been until recently , when she was
pronounced cured and sent home.
Her conduct since her return has been
such as to dispel any suspicion of other
than the fullest possession of her facul
ties , and the home had resumed its
wonted tranquility and happiness so
long lacked through her absence. Yes
terday morning-Mr. Doll rose and went
to his work as usual , suspecting-
harm. Shortly after his departure ,
however , Mr. Doll aroused her little
ones from their slumbers , took them to
the kitchen , and with an axe crushed
tlfcir little heads to jelly. Taking up
the bodies she replaced them in the
bed , nailed up the door , went
to the kitchen and drank a strong-
decoction of concentrated lye.
Climbing out of a window she called
to her neighbors to come and see her
children whom she said she had slain.
A crowd soon gathered and bursting
open the door found Mrs. Doll in the
kitchen in the agonies of death from
the poison , and on the bed lay the
almost lifeless but moaning little
The mother died in horrible con
vulsions at I:30. ) and was shortly after
followed by the son the daughter
lingering until later in the afternoon.
Mr. Doll was summoned as Hastily as
possible , and is now almost a raving
maniac , while the entire community is
in a state of gloomy sorrow and horror.
WASHINGTON , April 10. Superin
tendent Porter is making more rapid
progress with the work upon the elev
enth census than any of his predeces
sors in the last 100 years ever thought
of making. The population schedules
are all in and tabulated and all the
figures by states , by races and under
other varied heads have been published
from time to time , leaving only the
minor divisions , such as towns and vil
lages , to be reported. The most im
portant matters still pending are the
statistics of manufactures , and the
work upon them is progressing so
rapidly that it will be but a short time
before the first bulletins under this de
partment will be ready for publication.
Some of the opposition newspapers
have from time to time jumped upon
the work being done by Mr. Porter's
bureau , but even the most bitter of
these has had to acknowledge the value
and importance of the work performed.
Everything points now to the collation
of statistics under the present census
Avhich for care and accuracy will be
simply irreproachable , and notwith
standing the growling of some disap
pointed towns which are not as big as
they thought themselves , the general
verdict , judging from the letters con
stantly received , will be highly corn-
alimentary to the man placed in charge
of the work by President Harrison.
President Harrison's Trip.
WASHINGTON , April 10. The itin-
ery of the president's tour has been
finally prepared. The per onel of the
party is not finally determined , but it
s believed that Mrs. Harrison and
Mrs. Dimmick , Postmaster General
Wanamaker. Secretary Kusk. Private
Secretary Halford , Marshal Ramsdel
and E. F. Tibbets. executive clerk ,
will accompany the president. As
sistant General Passenger Agent Boyd
of the Pennsylvania road will have
general charge of the train , which will
start from here next Tuesday morning ,
going via Chattanooga , Birmingham ,
Memphis , Galveston and Los Angeles
to San Francisco and returning via
Portland , Salt Lake City , Denver ,
Omaha , Springfield and Indianapolis.
On the return trip the party will reach
Lincoln , Neb. , Wednesday , May 13 ,
via the B. & M. road , and after a stop
of an hour proceed to Omaha , remain
ing there until 6 p. m. Springfield ,
111. , will be reached at 9:15 May 14 ,
and , after a stop of an hour , the train
will proceed via Decatur to Indianap
olis and thence return to Washington.
The total distance traveled will be
A Peculiar Pension Case.
ATCIIISON , Kan. , April 10. A pen
sion case came to light in this city
that seems to confirm the charges
made in the newspapers that George
E. Lemon , the Washington pension
attorney , is favored by the pension
bureau. Lucas Brooks , an old colored
soldier , several years ago employed
Lemon to prosecute his claim under
the old law. Discouraged by repeated
failures he last week employed T. M.
Pierce , an attorney of this place , to
- the new lam.
Today ho notified Mr. Pierce tfathi ,
services were not needed/ ho.hacL
just received intelligence from \\ash-j
had been allowed ,
that a pension
under the new law. says
under the , novr
never made application
until lastweek :
ho was prepared
law , as
to take his chances unaer the old law. . .
Brooks cannot write , but signs hto
name with a mark. Air. Pierce , whor
is an old soldier , says Lemon has evi
dently been permitted by the pension ,
the papers-filed ,
bureau to substitute
under the old law , and thus obtain the.
pension provided by the late act. He ;
has informed Attorney General Millerj
of the case.
The Coming Wheat Crop.
SAN FRANCISCO , Cal. . April 10. The-
Evening Post prints an interview with ;
one of the leading grain merchants off
the state , regarding the shortage ini
wheat , as : :
the European crop follows
Everything indicates that the price ;
of wheat will be higher this year thaa
last Six weeks ago the price com
menced to go up rapidly and now is
fr.om $1.55 to $1.60 per cental. Our
exporters are selling cargoes for
August , September , October , Novem
ber and December at the rate of $1.50i
or more here. The season's options- i
are $1.56 until June , and the yeai-
options are quoted at $1.57J. These-
options are the best indications of the
prices which will prevail during and
after the harvest , and the next crop
will bring $150 or more per cental.
The acreage of wheat this year in Cal
ifornia is very large , perhaps larger
than ever before. Every part of tha
state is all right except the San- Joaquin -
quin valley. There the rain fall has
not been sufficient to give the growers
any margin. If , however , during this-
month they should get two or three-
inches more of rain it will give the-
growers of the valley the largest crop
perhaps they ever had.
Annual Kcport of the C. , B. d ; Q.
BOSTON , Mass. , April 10. The an
nual report of the Chicago , Burlington
& Quincy railroad has been given out. '
No mention is made of the Burlingtoa
& Northern. Gross earnings. $27-
726,000 ; operating expenses , taxes ,
rental and interest on bonds , etc. , $25-
193,000 ; net earnings , $2.533.000.-
Added to this were interest dividends ,
received and net land receipts , making-
a total of $3,517,000 ; dividends paid ,
5 per cent , $3,820,000 , leaving a deficit ,
The report says : "So large a part
of the country served by the company's
lines depends on the corn crop that ,
any serious damage to that staple must
affect the business. The effect of the-
bad crop will be only temporary , how
ever. Our more serious difficulties
come from laws which do not allow us
to do business on business principles.
The law prohibits pooling , the most
convenient if not the only effective
form of associated action , and it re
mains to be seen whether any substi
tute can be found to check the tend
ency to unreasonably low prices which
always prevail with independent ac
tion. Without some method of effect
ive co-operation competing lines must'
become bankrupt and in the end con- ' "
solidate. There are signs of a grow
ing belief , both in and out of congress , .
that tne interstate law should be-
amended. The law has cost and is
costing the country millions of dollars
and that the public can find it for its. ,
interest to long maintain laws which .
make that property unnecessarily and
unnaturally hazardous and unprofitable
wo ild seem impossible. "
Wanamaker Coining Wet.
WASHINGTON , Am-ii 9. Postmaster-
General Wanamaker and Secretary of.
the Navy Tracy have decided to ac
company President Harrison on his
"swing around the circle. " Private
Secretary Haiford lias not yefc decided
whether he will be able to go , and will
je governed largely by the condition ,
of his wife's health. Mrs. McKee wil }
also probably make one of the party ,
although that has not been definitely : '
decided , either. The party will leave
here on Tuesday of next week. II.
An export duty on hides has been-
imposed on Urugua- .
At the meeting of the Union League-
club in New York a letter was read
from Father Thomas E. Sherman , ac
knowledging the receipt of and ex
tending the thanks of the family for
resolutions adopted on the death of
his father , General Sherman.
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JJutter Country Roll 13 ( & o
Me s Pork Per bbl 1201 Gi:2 50
KCKS Fresh \Z < fry .
Honey , per Ib 13 lie i
Cbick'ens dressed 9 5 10
Turkejs Dressed 13 fit 15
Oranges 3a @ 5 00
Carrots Per bbl 2 00 ( eft ' ! 2.1
Lemon * 3 50 < & 5 03
Beete Per bbl : 75 < 3 > 3 00
Onions Per bb Q oj ( & 6 SO
Bean * Navies a 50 < & U BO-
Wool Fine , unwashed. p r ffi 16 & 17 I I :
Potatoes 1 15 < a 1 30-
Keets Per bbl i 75 @ 3 00-
Apples Per bbl 6 ( rj © 8 W >
Hay Perton HO ) < aiinO
Hogs Mixed packing 4 30 < a 4 80
Hoes Heavy weight ! 470 < a 4-80
BPCTCS Choice steers 4 S ) < 5t 5 55
SLeep Natives 75 @ 5 10
Wheat Jfo. 2 red i 16J 'S 1 16.V
Corn-No. 2 77 & 78 " .
OaU Mixed western 57 @ 61
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Cattle Prlrae steers _ 570 & . 5 8S
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